One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash early Thanksgiving morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. in the southbound lane of Capital City Freeway just south of Elvas, temporarily closing two lanes of traffic between Exposition Boulevard to E Street. A third lane remained open. The freeway was cleared and re-opened by 6:10 a.m., according to Caltrans.
CHP officials said the collision started when a Jeep traveling south crashed and became disabled, partially blocking the lane. A person from that vehicle then tried to go the center median. Another car, a Ford Crown Victoria with two people on board, pulled over to help.
At 2:45 a.m., officers said, the diver of a Ford Freestyle collided with the Jeep, then struck the three people who were on the roadway.
One of the people who had stopped to render assistance was killed, and the two others, one from the Jeep and one from the Crown Victoria, suffered major injuries.
Additional information, including the identity of the person who died, was not immediately available. Officials asked any witnesses of the crash to call the CHP at 916-681-2300.